Sunday, September 19, 2004

JEANNE JUMPS AROUND...TAUNTING THE SOUTHEAST AND FLORIDA



Once Jeanne regains hurricane status, I see two possibilities:

1. I still think we'll see this pesky storm curve under Florida or graze the southern tip, and end up in the Gulf well after water temperatures have recovered from Ivan. Under this scenario, the eastern High remains strong and easterlies drive the storm into the Gulf. Once there, she can easily strengthen into an Ivan-esque storm and possibly impact an area between, um, uhh I hestitate to say...New Orleans and the Florida panhandle.

2. Or, once completing this dipsy-doodle, will start to head north again and impact the Carolinas, between Mrytle Beach and Wilmington but not until late NEXT weekend. This scenario would occur because the strong high providing beautiful weather to the Northeast this week will likely lift out and allow a channel to the coast. So it is not unreasonable to say that the Mid-Atlantic from the Chesapeake Bay northward to New York City is also at risk for impact from this storm.

SO FOR NOW, THE MID-ATLANTIC GETS A BREAK

Wonderful, refreshing, classic early Fall Football weather will grace the northeast until at least Wednesday and probably to Friday with sunshine and highs in the 70's, lows in the 50's.

THE SOUTHEAST...DIFFERENT STORY

The same high will create easterly winds coming off the Atlantic, and give the Carolina coast into Georgia some fresh to strong breezes, carrying some rain showers and cooler weather. It is not entirely impossible that some remnants of Ivan get re-directed back toward the North Carolina coast.

KARL JUST SPINS OUT HIS LIFE HARMLESSLY IN THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC

That's probably the best news of the week. Next update Monday morning.


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